Holy Communion, or the Eucharist, is the "source and summit" of the Catholic faith, forgives venial sins and preserves the sanctifying grace of the soul. Catholics are encouraged to receive Holy Communion frequently, even daily and must receive Holy Communion at least once a year during the Easter season.
The Assumption Church offers First Holy Communion preparation through the faith formation program. 1st Holy Communion generally takes place during the 2nd grade year of Faith Formation classes. Click here to learn more about our Faith Formation program. Click here if you are an adult seeking First Communion or if your child is older than 7 years old.
Why Non-Catholics Can't Receive Communion
Holy Communion is not just a member privilege the Catholic Church offers to Catholics. It is an expression of the pre-existing reality that the communicant believes the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Jesus. In this video, Fr. Mike thoroughly and passionately explains why the Church teaches that non-Catholics cannot receive Communion. Fr. Mike's hope is that through his explanation, you will see how the Church's teaching on this matter expresses its desire for all Christians to be one. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (https://bit.ly/2vQgGRx) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (https://bit.ly/2nCKKLK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (https://bit.ly/2vG9KX2) YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body (https://bit.ly/2raspVB) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension’s main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-presents/ Ascension Blog: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-blog/ Ascension Podcasts: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-podcasts/ SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents